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Mill Race Trail, St. Jacobs

Saturday, October 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dates: Wednesday 13 October and Saturday 16 October

Time: 9:00 am.

Location: Meet at the parking area on Three Bridges Road, near the bridge over the Conestogo River, St. Jacobs.

Duration: Approximately 2.5 to 3 hours

Leader: David Gascoigne    email: theospreynest@sympatico.ca   Phone: 519 725-0866    Cell: 226 747-7299

Description:

The Mill Race Trail is an easy walk, for the most part on flat level ground. You will be able to feed Black-capped Chickadees from the hand, with a very good chance that White-breasted Nuthatches will join them. We often see three species of woodpecker, Rusty Blackbirds are possible in mid October, a variety of sparrows are usually present, Brown Creeper is often seen, and there is always the possibility of Muskrat and American Mink. Barred Owl has been seen along the Mill Race the past couple of years, but we make no promises regarding that species!

Registration is required – Contact David to register.  Non members are welcome but they will need to sign an insurance waiver.

Dress according to the weather, bring your binoculars, snacks if you think you need them, and lots of enthusiasm. Washrooms are not available.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

These outings are predicated on COVID restrictions not becoming more dire. We will at all times be guided by current guidelines related to the pandemic. Numbers will be limited and pre-registration is required.

Black-capped Chickadee
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Details

Date:
Saturday, October 16
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

David Gascoigne
Phone:
519 725-0866 Cell: 226 747-7299
Email:
theospreynest@sympatico.ca

Venue

Mill Race Trail, Three Bridges Road
1505 Three Bridges Road
Saint Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0 Canada
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Website:
https://www.woolwich.ca/en/township-services/resources/Maps/Trails/Mill-Race.pdf